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Reggaeton (UK: /ˈrɛɡtn, ˌrɛɡˈtɒn/,[5][6] US: /ˌrɛɡˈtn, ˌrɡ-/),[7][8] also known as reggaetón and reguetón[9] (Spanish: [reɣeˈton]), is a style of popular and electronic music that originated in Panama during the late 1980s.[10][11][12] It was later popularized in Puerto Rico.[3]

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The scene in the summer of 1995; unknown duo from Residencial Luis Llorens Torres in San Juan, rapping at a club on the beach in Puerto Nuevo, Vega Baja

It has evolved from dancehall and has been influenced by American hip hop, Latin American, and Caribbean music. Vocals include rapping and singing, typically in Spanish.

Reggaeton is regarded as one of the most popular music genres in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, including Puerto Rico, Panama, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Colombia, and Venezuela.[13] By the 2010s, the genre had seen increased popularity across Latin America, as well as acceptance within mainstream Western music.[14]